Monday, January 10, 2011

A few finished quilt tops and some future quilts!

Today my daughter is sick and couldn't go to daycare, and it's been snowing outside and the roads out of my neighborhood are essentially impassable, so I am at home and have time to post!

My first news is that I finally got around to taking pictures of a quilt top I finished months ago, mentioned here.  It's the Hunky Dory crazy 9-patch made from the Oh Fransson! tutorial.  I used a Hunky Dory layer cake and Essex linen/cotton in Putty.

Hunky Dory crazy 9-patch quilt top

I'm not sure of the exact size, I think it's around 56" square.  I love it so much! I just need to get the backing ready so I can quilt it.  I'm thinking of a pieced backing with the couple of leftover layer cake squares and some of my Hunky Dory yardage.

I also got my behind in gear this last week and finished the quilt top I gave a little sneak peek of last week.  It's made from Moda's Bliss and I it.  I used the patchwork print for a border, along with some Kona premium bleached muslin.  It is so bright and cheery and happy.

Bliss quilt top finished!

You'll have to pardon my pictures, I was doing the best I could without an assistant to hold them up for me, the ironing board had to do....

Again, I just need to get the backing ready so I can get it quilted.  For this one I have some Bliss flannel that just needs one long seam sewn to join the two halves of the backing.  Maybe I can get to that today.

I have also been planning my next quilt!  A good friend of mine, one I have known since the first grade(!) is expecting her first baby, a little girl, in the next couple of months.  She and her husband are huge Lakers fans, so I thought a baby girl quilt in purple might be nice.  I didn't have any Lakers purple fabrics, but I did have some other very nice options, and so I pulled together this stack to make a quilt shamelessly copied from heavily inspired by this one that I just love.

Purple and Gray quilt stack

Aren't those lovely? I am going to pair it with Kona Ash for the background, along with a gray print that I'll be using for each of the 9-patch centers.  I can't wait! I think I'm going to start cutting fabric as soon as I finish this post.

And the last item I'll leave you with is some fabricy goodness that came into my home recently!  I was lucky enough to find one lone fat quarter bundle of Sherbet Pips at an online store recently, and snatched it up!  Now I just have to decide what to do with it!

Sherbet Pips

Until next time!


Leslie said...

these are beautiful piles of fabric and beautiful quilt tops...i really love the crazy 9 patch you made. gorgeous

Leigh the sewing diva said...

those quilts are awesome! I love the colours you have chosen.